I always try to get you the latest updates from around world when it comes to games that have been released or are still being developed. Well this latest news story took us by surprise this afternoon, as looking through our Twitter feed, I’ve come across a mind blowing heads up that someone has shown a demo of Star Fox running on a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. If you don’t believe me, check out the latest footage linked below of the game running without the need for a fancy Super Nintendo SuperFX chip!
New video of current status of Starfox demo for Sega Genesis/MD.
The scramble intro sound and the music during gameplay are streaming sample rate at 12khz (2 to 1 compresion adpcm type, the same format I used on wolf3d) playing with the z80. #starfox, #SegaGenesis, #Megadrive pic.twitter.com/iIL7T2CSLz
— Gasega68k (@gasega68k) January 5, 2023
As you can see by the footage, which is nowhere near complete, is astonishingly close to the SNES original, an incredible feat when you consider there’s no SuperFX chip at work here. The audio is a sample of the original SNES music, and as stated by Gasega68k, the intro sound and the music during gameplay are streaming sample rate at 12khz (2 to 1 compresion adpcm type, the same format I used on wolf3d) playing with the z80. While we are not sure if it’s going to be turned into a full Starfox experience, we can’t wait to see how it progresses through the months or years ahead.